The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119066   Message #3950265
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Sep-18 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Subject: RE: Origins: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
When I was about eight years old, our class teacher wrote the word CONSTANTINOPLE on tbe blackboard and got us to use the letters in the word to make up as many new words of three letters or more we could think of. No plurals ending in s allowed. I couldn't believe it when I discovered that I'd been the only one in the class to get "constant." Well we were only eight!